Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

About the Program:

Ridgefield Parks & Recreation offers American Red Cross Swim Lesson Programs.  Everyone can learn to swim in a safe and comfortable environment.  Lessons begin by helping students adjust to the water and as ability increases, students will learn essential skills and stroke development.

  • Parent & Child for Children (PACA) for children ages 6-47 months
  • Preschool Aquatics for children ages 4-5
  • Learn to Swim for children ages 6-12
  • Adult lessons for everyone ages 13+


Private or Semi-Private Lessons (members and non-members):

Fall Session: September 17 - November 13

Member Registration: August 23 @ 8:00 am
Open Registration: August 23 @ 3:00 pm 

Winter Session: January 2 - March 9

Member Registration: December 13 @ 8:00 am
Open Registration: December 13 @ 3:00 pm 

To register for semi-private lessons, you must coordinate your own two people.  We do not pair people together.

Fall Swim Assessments (not available August 20 - September 9):  If you do not know what level your child is in, please stop by for a quick swim assessment (no appointment necessary).  If you cannot make one of these times, please call (203) 431-2755 to make an appointment.

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm 
Friday: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Group Swim Lessons:

Fall Session: September 11 - November 13

Member Registration: August 27 @ 8:00 am
Open Registration: August 27 @ 3:00 pm 

Winter Session: January 2 - March 9

Member Registration: December 17 @ 8:00 am
Open Registration: December 17 @ 3:00 pm 

Early Risers (ages 21-48 months with guardian)

Join Hannah on Saturday morning as she leads this energizing aqua aerobics class for you and your toddler.  This 30-minute workout is set to fun music creating a motivating atmosphere.

Session I: September 15 - October 13 (no class 10/6)
Session II: October 20 - November 10

Saturday 8:25 am to 8:55 am
$30 Members, $40 Non-Members (4 classes)

Free if a family member is enrolled in fall swim lessons.
Drop-ins are available: $10 Members, $13 Non-Members (per class)

Program Terms:

Please note that make-up classes are only allowed if Ridgefield Parks & Recreation cancels a class. There is a minimum of three students per class.  A class may be canceled if the minimum is not reached.

Parent Observation Week:

During the first week of swim lessons, parents are welcome to stay and observe their child’s class.  Otherwise, parents are asked to please wait outside the pool area behind the glass in the observation area.  You are invited to meet and greet your child’s instructor during the first week of class.  If you have another child in recreation swim (not in a lesson), we ask that parents stay on the pool deck for children ages 12 and under.

Pool Policies:

Three Layers of Protection are required for non-toilet trained children in the pool.